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  • 01:09 PM ET  11.19
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It has been a long time since I posted anything on this blog, not for lack of talking points, but rather the lack of available time during working hours.  In any case......
The Philadelphia Eagles are at a major crossroads.  Despite the uplifting news that Brian Westbrook's head is indeed still attached, it is doubtful that either number 36 or the team will risk playing the back again this season, and rightfully so.  More likely to happen will be the shutting down of Westbrook to allow Brian to fully recover from his second concussion in three weeks.  Concussions are…
  • 09:42 AM ET  05.15
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Lights out Lidge has turned into Lit Up Lidge.  With an ERA over 8.00, and the new propensity for giving up runs, how much longer can the Phillies afford to keep him in the closer's role.  For a number of years, closer had been a week spot for the Phillies.  Sure they had the likes of an old Jose Mesa, and old Tom Gordon, and a whiny baby Billy Wagner, but after the season Brad had, he looked like he was going to have his job secure, until this season started anyway.
It could be an injury.  Brad Lidge did start 2008 spring training with a bad knee, and there have been…
  • 04:14 PM ET  05.07
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Imagine if you will, a world where Donovan McNabb was not the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, in fact he wasn't drafted by the Eagles, and never even played the game of football.  He is just a mild mannered accountant in the Phoenix area where Donovan, his wife and kids, daydream of one day visiting the city of Philadelphia.  Now imagine if you can, that Kevin Kolb is the starter replacing the incumbent of the last two years, A.J. Feeley, who replacing the popular Jeff Garcia, has had mild success as the Eagles captain but is clearly not the star he was earlier in…

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